In previous posts, I have emphasized the importance of turning cell phones off so they don’t ring during a funeral. I did not, however, discuss the inappropriateness of placing a call on a cell phone during a funeral. I didn’t think I needed to, but apparently, I was wrong.
While attending a funeral this weekend, the man seated across from me ordered a pizza for pick-up on his way home from the funeral. There is never a good time to have this, or any, phone conversation at a funeral, but his timing was terrible. Just as we bowed our heads for a moment of silence and prayer, we heard, “large with pepperoni and mushrooms please.” Well, at least he said please.
Cell phones should be turned off during a funeral service. Do not make a call, send a text, or allow the phone to make any noise what so ever.